Chattanooga, TN - The Nashville Business Journal recently announced its 2013 list of the accounting industry's Power Leaders, Nashville area accountants considered the "key leaders driving the profession in the Music City". Five LBMC Partners were among the city's finest including LBMC Tax Partner, Jeff Drummonds, LBMC Accounting and Assurance Services Partner, John Mark McDougal, and LBMC Healthcare Practice Leader Greg Eli with Co-Managing Partners Mike Cain and David Morgan achieving the impressive "Top 10" distinction.

Firm founders and co-managing partners Mike Cain and David Morgan were not only recognized as Power Leaders in Accounting, but were named to the "Top 10" as accountants making waves in their industry and considered true leaders by their peers.

Mike Cain, a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist, has diversified experience with a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, services, restaurants and others. He frequently consults on business matters with closely held businesses and their owners, often with merger and acquisition situations, and has provided investment advisory services to high-wealth individuals.

David Morgan, a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist as well, has a wide range of experience in accounting, auditing, and tax. In addition to working with family owned businesses, he also heads the firm's Family Office practice where he works with high- wealth individuals and family groups. Services provided to these individuals include personal financial planning, estate planning, retirement planning, insurance consulting and investment advisory services.

Jeff Drummonds is the Partner-in-Charge of Tax Services at LBMC and has extensive experience in delivering value-added tax services to clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail and distribution, technology and healthcare. Over the course of his twenty-four year career, he has coordinated tax services to over twenty public companies and has been involved with numerous venture capital transactions and SEC filings. Jeff has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax accounting issues, state and local tax planning and tax outsourcing engagements.

Greg Eli brings over 25 years of experience in Public Accounting and Healthcare to his role as leader of LBMC's Healthcare Practice. He is responsible for the firm's strategic direction, development of solutions and service delivery to address the ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry. Greg is a healthcare partner in the accounting and assurance practice, serving on a number of healthcare engagements which include for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. He continues to be active in several local and national boards and committees related to the healthcare industry, including The Leading Edge Alliance, Nashville Health Care Council and Tennessee Society of CPAs. 

John Mark McDougal is the Partner-in-Charge of Accounting and Assurance services and leader of LBMC's Manufacturing and Distribution practice. He has diversified experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, retail, employee benefit plans, investment partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, insurance and Sarbanes Oxley internal control matters. John Mark is active in and continues to support many professional and civic organizations, including Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Nashville Chamber of Commerce - Partnership 2020 Committee.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, and The LBMC Family of Companies has nearly 400 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, Tenn. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base.  Specific services offered by the LBMC "Family of Companies" include: accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, investment advisory services, professional staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology solutions, IT security, healthcare consulting, planning services, litigation support, business valuations, and mergers and acquisitions.  For more information, visit http://www.lbmc.com/.

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